About Paley Rothman
Founded in 1972 in Montgomery County, Paley Rothman has earned a reputation as one of the leading law firms in the region. Paley Rothman is known for its high quality legal services and sophisticated practices. The firm has developed a loyal base of clients who appreciate our competitive pricing, efficiency, collegiality and knowledge.The Paley Perspective
The Law Firm
The Law Firm
Clients have come to rely on us to identify and address the salient issues, analyze and interpret complex information and develop and implement solution-oriented strategies that protect their interests and ensure their long-term success. It is that problem-solving perspective, combined with a legal sophistication and a unique understanding of the ever-changing business landscape, that enables our lawyers to assist clients in achieving favorable results.
Founded in 1972 in Montgomery County, Paley Rothman has earned a reputation as one of the leading law firms in the region. Paley Rothman is known for its high quality legal services and sophisticated practices. The firm has developed a loyal base of clients who appreciate Paley Rothman’s competitive pricing, efficiency, collegiality and knowledge. Yet at the same time, our growth reflects a cutting-edge knowledge of the law and a sophistication that makes us as worldly as our downtown D.C. colleagues when it comes to handling the most complex business or individual legal matters.
The fact that we are a mid-sized firm benefits our clients. We operate in a cost-efficient manner with lean staffing and the highest level of personal and attentive service. Our clients know that they are important to us and that we strive to understand what they want and need in any given engagement. We work hard at the outset of a relationship and throughout different phases of every matter to understand our clients' goals and objectives, and we strive to attain each of them. We provide value to our clients through efficient management of client matters, and a collaborative approach that not only gives an added benefit of using our collective proficiency, but assures the appropriate allocation of resources at every stage.
Our attorneys, many of whom hold leadership positions in legal, charitable and community organizations, possess professional credentials that speak to their many years of experience–and track records of achieving results–in their respective fields. The depth and diversity of our practice areas supports the team-oriented approach we take in handling the most complex legal matters. As in any client service industry, our success is strictly a function of meeting or exceeding the legal needs of the business organizations and individuals that hire us. The firm’s ability to retain such a high percentage of its clients, combined with the rate at which we receive new business referrals from them–and our peers in the profession–is a good indication that we’ve achieved a level of success of which we are extremely proud.Our Approach
Civic and Community Involvement
Paley Rothman has been a mainstay in the community for more than 40 years, and we understand that our role here goes deeper than servicing our clients. As a prominent business in Montgomery County, we feel it is our duty to give back to the community in any way we can. A number of our employees consistently volunteer at local soup kitchens, charitable organizations, do pro bono work and are on the boards of several county institutions.Read More
We pride ourselves on the hard work we do for our clients, and we are honored when that hard work is reflected in the recognition we receive from peers and clients alike. It is not surprising that our attorneys’ experience and excellent record of results have earned both the individuals and the firm itself a myriad of awards, acknowledgments and honors.Read More
March 21, 2017
Jim Hammerschmidt provided commentary in an article written by Mark McGraw titled: "Preventing Pregnancy Discrimination," which was published on Human Resource Executive Online on March 21, 2017.Read More
D.C. Circuit confirms that OSHA does not permit employees to sue their employers for retaliation; instead, employees are limited to filing complaints with the Department of...Read More
For the fifth year in a row, Paley Rothman earned national and local honors in US News-Best Lawyers 2017 “Best Law Firms” rankings.
Paley Rothman is pleased to announce that 14 lawyers have been named to the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers in America. We would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to this year’s list...
Paula Calimafde and Debbie Cohn were elected Fellows of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel is a nonprofit association of lawyers and law professors skilled and experienced in the preparation of wills and trusts; estate planning; and probate procedure and administration of trusts and estates of decedents, minors and incompetents. Lawyers and law professors are elected to be Fellows based on their outstanding reputation, exceptional skill, and substantial contributions to the field by lecturing, writing, teaching and participating in bar activities.